As the auto industry gathers at Frankfurt amid one of the worst economic downturns in decades, you'd think that the last thing on an agenda chock full of electrics and hybrids would be luxury cars. Quite the contrary. Just as the Great Depression in the 1930s witnessed the production of some of the greatest classic cars of all time, we are now seeing the introduction of new high-end models that will be judged by future generations as classics in their own right. Here's a sampling.
By Matt DeLorenzo Photos by John Lamm